IPPY Indicates Independent, Indeed!



 “To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.” ~ Anatole France”


We’ve celebrated! We’ve honored! We have indicated our support for independent book publishers all week long. Today, it is time to wrap up our blogging blast about 2011 IPPY Winners. It was impossible to mention the all the award-winning authors and independent publishers, but each one deserves kudos for the outstanding contribution they have made to the independent publishing world.  

Miscellaneous award categories sometimes get overlooked. We will recognize a few more titles, but we urge all readers to go directly to the IPPY Award website, http://bit.ly/llL02x. Check out the categories and read the full list of gold, silver and bronze award winners. 

  • Animals and Pets: Just One more Day: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Saying Good-bye (Enchanted Forest Press)
  • Classical Studies/Philosophy: Fate, Time and Language: An Essay on Free Will (ColumbiaUniversity Press)
  • Coffee Table Books: Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo (University of Oklahoma Press)
  • Cook Books: The Turkish Cookbook: Regional Recipes and Stories (Interlink Books). 

The 2011 IPPY Award judges had a big job in selecting the best books. The field of 3907 submissions came from 45 U.S. States, 7 Canadian Provinces and 7 countries overseas. 

The 346 medal-winning books were chosen for creativity in publishing, originality and quality of content. They hit the mark when it came to communicating independent thoughts, words and ideas! 

We look forward to next year’s contest. Writers…get ready, set and go!